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French Chateau Wedding Invitation

Jen & Olivier

For a wedding at a French Chateau in Burgundy and with a bride and groom of mixed heritages (Chinese and French), we were tasked with creating a wedding invitation that blended two cultures together. We did this by hand illustrating the chateau as a nod to the wedding venue and the groom’s heritage but also crafting a custom monogram that was inspired by traditional Chinese seals to reflect the bride’s culture. The result is elegant and unique which reflects the coming together of two families.

Since we are a studio specializing in custom work, we put together custom pricing for each project. For your convenience, below is a brief summary of the starting prices for both our collection and custom suites:

• $2,000 is the starting price for pre-existing designs for a 4-piece suite in 1-letterpress color. Suites with additional embellishments such as foil stamping, laser cut sleeves, pocket folders, etc. start at a higher price point of $3,000 and up.

• Custom invitations start at $2,750 for a 4-piece suite in 1-letterpress color.

• For budgets in the $1,000 range, many of our designs can be adapted to a economical price point using flat printing.


Note: A 4-piece suite includes Invitation, Reply Card, Outer Envelope and Reply Envelope. However a suite can be customized to your needs. Most pre-existing designs you see, whether it be from our custom page or collection page, can be made into a ready to order set

To receive a more detailed estimate based upon your stationery needs or to schedule a consultation (by appointment only), please contact us at:

[email protected]

(212) 696-6624 - phone

Custom Process

Our custom process is as unique and creative as our finished pieces themselves. Take a look below to see how we brought our client's vision to life.

The Inspiration

We invite you to explore our inspiration and moodboard for how this design came to fruition. You’re also welcome to view our creative process to dig deeper into our exclusive design process.

Travel sketches and Italy inspiration

SKETCHES

We started the process by developing a few options for the invitation card. We looked at different font combinations and a few options that were versatile enough and would work harmoniously with a Chinese seal monogram as well as with a watercolor illustration.

ILLUSTRATION

Once our sketch of the wedding venue was approved, we painted the final piece with watercolor paints in vivid greens and deep earth tones.

ALTERNATE DESIGNS

After settling on an illustration style, we explored a few different motifs and patterns for the wrap exterior. Some were inspired by grapevines as a nod to the vineyard while others were inspired by Chinese decorative knots.

MONOGRAMS

No design is ever complete without a unique monogram which is the centerpiece of the invitation suite. For Jen and Olivier, we designed a wedding monogram that was made to emulate a traditional Chinese seal with a slight modern twist.

FINAL REFINEMENTS

After the design work is completed we make all the final  refinements on the computer before sending our designs off to production.

FINAL DESIGN

At the end of the creative process, after all edits and refinements are made, the full suite comes to life in the hands of our expert team of printers and craftsmen.

The Wedding

Ready to get started?

We would welcome the opportunity to work with you and design your wedding invitations, save the dates and stationery! Contact us for more information and to schedule an appointment by phone or in person.

French Chateau Wedding Invitation